Lindenwood hosts marrow registry drive in memory of Glenn Markway

Glenn Markway's rugby headshot from Lindenwood athletics.

Glenn Markway's rugby headshot from Lindenwood athletics.

Tyler Tousley | Opinions Editor
March 15, 2016; 11:30 a.m.

Glenn Markway's rugby headshot from Lindenwood athletics.
Glenn Markway’s rugby headshot from Lindenwood athletics.

In April of 2013, Lindenwood student and rugby player Glenn Markway was diagnosed with Myeloid Leukemia. Despite receiving a stem cell transplant in 2014, 23-year-old Markway passed away on August 1, 2015.

Lindenwood has provided support for his family, including retiring his team jersey, number 64, shortly after his death. Now, Lindenwood hopes to gain support for the marrow registry drive being held in his honor on Saturday, March 19. The drive will be in the Vandalia Room of the Student Athletic Center from 5-9 p.m.

The only requirement for participants to get swabbed is that they are between the ages of 18-44. Each participant gets a swab with a q-tip on the inside of their cheek which is then tested for a match to anybody on the waiting list. To learn more about the event or how you can contribute, refer to the event flier.